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Project GO Takes ROTC Cadets Around the World

Thanks to Project Global Officer, a Department of Defense program, dozens of St. Thomas Reserve Officers' Training Corps students have learned languages and cultures around the world.
An exhibit from the Voorsanger Architects Archive

New Gallery, Exhibition for St. Thomas Art History

The Department of Art History has a lot to be excited about these days: a renovated gallery space, a new exhibition, an ambitious archival project and ties to a major international conference happening in April.
The pool at McCarthy Gym is gone, but in its place is this multipurpose, wood-floor gym that can be used for basketball, volleyball, pickle ball, badminton and other activities.

Faculty Expertise: NBA Star Kevin Love Helps Bring Panic Attacks Into the Spotlight

Christopher Vye, Ph.D., L.P. is the Chair of the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at St. Thomas, discusses his research about panic attacks and panic disorder after former Minnesota Timberwolves star Kevin Love opened up recently about his experience with panic attacks while playing in the National Basketball Association.
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Faculty Promotions and Tenure Announced

The Office of Academic Affairs is pleased to announce affirmative decisions on tenure and promotion following the conclusion of the Tenure and Promotion Committee meetings in February 2018.
Members of the Air Force ROTC color guard hold the American and Air Force flags. The new Veterans Resource Center opens on campus Nov. 10.

AFROTC Gets National Recognition

In the first year of a new national award, the Department of Defense recognized St. Thomas’ Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) program as one of the best in the country.
Gold rocks on a table

Nick Hermann ’13 Is Golden

A geology major who racked up a huge range of research and teaching experience at St. Thomas, Nick Hermann '13 went on to Vanderbilt University for a master’s, worked at NASA and for the Bureau of Land Management, and now helps Pilot Gold track down gold in Arizona.
Communication and Journalism professor Bernard Armada teaches class on the steps of O'Shaughness-Frey Library.

Professional Notes for Feb. 9, 2018

This week's professional notes include faculty Carol Bruess, Kristine DeVinck, John Floeder, David Jenkins, N. Curtis LeMay, Stephen Hipp, Michael Hollerich, Mike Klein, Anne Klejment, Thomas Margevičius, Mark Neuzil, Chip Small, Dalma Martinovic-Weigelt, William Ojala, James Rogers, Deborah Savage, William Stevenson, Daniel Tight, Muffet Trout, John Del Vecchio, Lisa Waldner, Christian Washburn, William Stevenson, Paul Wojda, Kevin Zilverberg, Marites Guino-o, J. Thomas Ippoliti, Brittany Nelson-Cheeseman, Lisa Prevette and Kristine Wammer; students Jane Feely, Jaya Dhami, Michael Stodolka, Samantha Whitcomb, Ryan Johnson, Nick Battaglia, Mikayla Newby, Cecelia Kinane, Mike Patton, Emily Whitwam, Maria Neuzil, Michael Stodolka, Anna Folska, Hannah Ganzel, Brittany Haas, Jack Queenan, Thomas Wieser, Kathryn Breuckman, Madeline Hankard, Quinn Whiting and Joe Herrli.
Severin Bakai (left) and Morgan McCorkle (right) mingle with students and alumni during the Envision Alumni Employee Networking. (Photo by Joseph Lavigne)

Tips for Marketing a Liberal Arts Degree

The Envision program through the St. Thomas Career Development Center showed students the many ways a liberal arts degree can help them be successful after graduation.
A graduating senior carries her diploma during the University of St. Thomas Undergraduate Commencement in O'Shaughnessy Stadium on Saturday, May 23, 2009.

Picking the Brains of Valedictorians: Why St. Thomas?

St. Thomas currently boasts 112 former valedictorians in its undergraduate body. We caught up with some of the members of the prestigious group to find out what brought them to St. Thomas and how the university has helped further their academic careers.

Habiger Institute: Not So Different

Participants from the weeklong Catholic Studies retreat to Denver talk about their personal experiences in serving with Christ in the City to care for the spiritually and physically poor.
The Saint Peter's Basilica is seen in silhouette on February 28, 2013, in Rome, Italy.

A New Generation Receives the Gift of Rome

Mark Janke '04 reflects on the trip to Rome he and his wife Maria led in 2014, which was an opportunity for students at the Bernardi Campus in Florida to experience the Catholic tradition in the Eternal City.
Catholic Studies professor and director of the Ryan Institute Fr. Martin Schlag poses for a portrait September 20, 2017 in Sitzmann Hall.

Ryan Institute Opening New Doors

Monsignor Martin Schlag, JD, S.T.D., discusses the John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought, where he is the new director as of this fall.
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Mary Lou Williams: Music for Peace, Re-Imagined

On Feb. 11, 2 p.m. Aquinas Chapel, the sacred jazz music of legendary composer/pianist Mary Lou Williams will be presented in new arrangements by Laura Caviani and Kari Musil, and performed by jazz vocalists accompanied by the Swing Sisterhood Big Band.
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Faculty Promotions and Tenure Announced

The Office of Academic Affairs is pleased to announce affirmative decisions on promotion and tenure following the conclusion of the Tenure and Promotion Committee meetings in December 2017.